Christy Dodson

Urban Designer

Christy comes to Code Studio with a background in architecture and urban design with experience managing adaptive reuse and urban infill projects. Her work focuses on implementing creative zoning strategies that reduce development barriers for small-scale, community-driven projects with an emphasis on affordable housing and equitable development. She believes that the best planning projects not only reflect the goals and vision of a place, but also provide a set of tools that enable communities to implement change. As an urban designer at Code Studio, Christy relies on her experience working at every stage of the development process to bring together high-level policy goals with practical implementation.

Christy is based in Atlanta, Georgia where she is involved in neighborhood and city-wide organizations advocating for more livable and equitable neighborhoods. You can usually find her exploring the city by bike in search of a good cup of coffee or renovating her fixer-upper with her husband.

Christy holds a Master of City and Regional Planning and a Master of Architecture from Georgia Institute of Technology, where she also received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture.

Favorite website?
bittersoutherner.com

Last book read?
“Boom Town” by Sam Anderson

Cat or dog person?
Dog

Favorite 90’s jam?
“Nightswimming” by R.E.M.

Peter Pan or Captain Hook?
Peter Pan

Favorite place visited?
Copenhagen, Denmark